A 2018 study summary from Journal of Investigative Dermatology (vol 138, no 5, p.S237) measuring how ozone damage to skin lipids interrupts the one of the body’s internal cell regeneration processes – Autophagy.
A 2017 article from the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (vol 137, p.1373) determining whether topically applied vitamin C compounds could reverse the decrease in the skin’s natural antioxidant network caused by ozone exposure. The authors found that applying a vitamin C compound created a protective effect against ozone.
A 1997 study from the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (vol 108, no 5, p.753) demonstrating the damaging effects of ozone to the outermost skin layer – the stratum corneum. The authors found that even small doses over time exert enough cumulative oxidative stress to stimulate free radical formation.
An August 18, 2009 Chemistry World article detailing the effects of indoor ozone producing machinery like air conditioning, photocopiers and other equipment. This study specifically examined ozone effects on human skin and found three new compounds produced by the interaction of ozone and human skin that can irritate the skin and lung